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Monday, December 07, 2015

 

Why Radical Islam is Not the Right Term to Use

Calling it "radical Islam" is a step in the right direction, but it's still wide of the mark.  I grant you that by modern Western standards, mass murder is radical.  But why do we deny what the Islamists themselves proclaim about their faith?  Who are we to tell them what they believe?  If this were a college campus, Yale for example, that would rightly be called cultural imperialism and those who use these terms would be told to check their privilege.  Call it them what they are: devout Muslims.  

That gives us the moral clarity we need.

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